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Kentucky weekend Viewer's Guide

June 27, 2013, Staff report,

How are you watching the races at Kentucky Speedway? Find out how to get the latest from wherever you are



Even if you're not at the track, you can keep up with all the live action on TV and at (All times Eastern, unless noted.)

Watch practices and races on TV:


Friday, June 28:
, 11:30 a.m. on SPEED

Final practice, 1:30 p.m. on SPEED

Qualifying, 5:10 p.m. on SPEED

Saturday, June 29:

Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts, 7:30 p.m. on TNT



Thursday, June 27:

Practice, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28:

Final practice, 9 a.m.

Qualifying, 3:35 p.m. on SPEED

Feed The Children 300, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN



Thursday, June 25:

Practice, 10:30 a.m.

Final practice, noon

Qualifying, 5:05 p.m. on SPEED

UNOH 225, 8 p.m. on SPEED

Get inside the garage:

GarageCam will be streaming live from Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, June 27 from the Nationwide garage at 6 p.m. ET and the Sprint Cup garage on Friday, June 28 at 1 p.m. ET.

Keep an eye on the media center:

Press Pass will have live news conferences throughout race weekend. All times Eastern.

Thursday, June 27:

Michael Waltrip Racing and University of Louisville announcement | 4 p.m.

Brad Keselowski | 4:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch | 4:45 p.m.

Truck Series post-race news conferences | 10:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28:

Jimmie Johnson | 10:30 a.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. | 10:45 a.m.

Martin Truex Jr. | 12:45 p.m.

NASCAR "Dash 4 Cash" Announcement with Justin Allgaier | 1:15 p.m.

Jeff Gordon | 3:45 p.m.

Sprint Cup post-qualifying news conferences | 6:30 p.m.

Nationwide Series post-race news conferences | 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 29:

Sprint Cup post-race news conferences | 10:30 p.m.

Re-live the race:

Watch race highlights from your favorite driver and top moments from the track shortly after the race ends with Race RePlay.

Want to attend the races this weekend? Buy tickets to the Quaker State 400, Feed the Children 300 and UNOH 225 here.

Know the tracks:

Check out our Kentucky Speedway track page to learn the history of the track and explore the best fan views. You can also use our weekly paint scheme preview to easily spot your favorite driver's car.

Want to meet a driver?

Here is a list of driver appearances taking place at the track this weekend. (All times local; list subject to change.)

Thursday, June 27:

Ryan Blaney | 3 p.m. at the Ford Display

Friday, June 28:

Michael Annett | 11:45 a.m. at the Ford Display

Trevor Bayne | 12:05 p.m. at the Ford Display

Travis Pastrana | 12:05 p.m. ET at the Ford Display

Regan Smith | 1:30 p.m. at the Sprint Experience

Sam Hornish Jr. | 3 p.m. at the Ford Display

Martin Truex Jr. | 2:50 p.m. at the Toyota Racing Pit Pass Display

Saturday, June 29:

Paul Menard Q-and-A | 3:30 p.m. at the Fan Zone

Aric Almirola Q-and-A | 3:30 p.m. at the Fan Zone

David Ragan Q-and-A | 3:30 p.m. at the Fan Zone

Casey Mears | 3:40 p.m. at the Ford Display

Kyle Busch Q-and-A | 3:45 p.m. at the Fan Zone

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. | 4:10 p.m. at the Ford Display

Austin Dillon | 4:15 p.m. at the Sprint Experience

Juan Pablo Montoya | 4:15 p.m. at the Oakley Display

David Gilliliand | 4:30 p.m. at the Ford Display

Denny Hamlin | 4:45 p.m. at the Sprint Experience

Get packing:

The weather at Kentucky Speedway is:

Click for Sparta, Kentucky Forecast

Kentucky Speedway broke ground in 1998, and doors to the 1.5-mile speedway opened in 2000. The track began hosting Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series events there that year, adding Sprint Cup races in 2011. The first was won by Kyle Busch.

Keep all eyes on the race:

With RaceView Premium and NASCAR RaceView Mobile '13, you can watch live, virtual 3-D video with in-car audio as well as national radio broadcasts, telemetry data and real-time stats. In additon, RaceBuddy will be available for this week's Cup race, and RaceBuddy also will be available for the Nationwide Series race.

Follow from anywhere:

NASCAR Mobile '13: NASCAR's official app is free with an in-app subscription for premium content including live driver audio, live advanced leaderboards and live alternate camera angles.


Be sure to set your lineup before the Sprint Cup race goes green at Kentucky Speedway this week.

Expert tip of the week:

After disappointments at Charlotte in the most recent race on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Kyle Busch will be highly motivated to run with the leaders and earn maximum points in the NASCAR Fantasy Live game. Get more tips from Dan Beaver's fantasy blog each week.

Keep up with the latest:

Use our weekly Driver Reports for a quick breakdown of how each driver is looking. Also each week, our writers vote on which drivers are making moves. Read the resulting driver Power Rankings to help boost your lineup.

Have a second screen:

Get lap-by-lap updates on during practice laps, qualifying and races. You can also use our Minute-by-Minute blog to keep up with what's happening at the track.

Last year's top five at Kentucky were:

1. Brad Keselowski

2. Kasey Kahne

3. Denny Hamlin

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

5. Jeff Gordon

See the complete results here.